How to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go

If you are wondering how to evolve Eevee to Sylveon in Pokemon go here is everything you need to know.

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Are you wondering how to get Sylveon in Pokemon Go? As a 7th generation evolution form, Sylveon is one of the most sought-after Eevee evolutions in Pokemon Go. Niantic announced that Sylveon would join Pokemon Go during the Luminous Legends Y Event on May 10, 2021.

Sylveon is a fairy-type Pokemon, and as an Eevee evolution, there are two ways to obtain him:

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  • Using the name trick method
  • Using the normal evolution method and meeting the requirements to get Sylveon

Sylveon name trick method in Pokemon Go

How to get sylveon in Pokemon Go using the name trick
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This is an effortless way to acquire Sylveon, but it can be used only once, so make sure to use it on a 3-star or 4-star Eevee with high IVs. You have to rename your Eevee to “Kira” and feed it 25 Eevee candies. It is guaranteed that you will get a Sylveon from the evolution.

You will also see Sylveon's silhouette on the Evolve button, which will indicate you are about to get a Sylveon.

Now let's see what you can do once you have exhausted your chance to get Sylveon with the name trick method.

How to evolve Eevee to Sylveon

The alternative way to get a Sylveon when you evolve Eevee is to make Eevee your buddy and raise its hearts to 70 (Great Buddy level). This is the only requirement.

There is a common misconception that Eevee also needs to know a fairy-type move, but that is wrong. That requirement is related to evolving Eevee to Sylveon in Pokemon X and Y, which requires two affection hearts and your Eevee to know a fairy-type move.

In Pokemon Go Eevee only has access to normal Pokemon attacks (Quick Attack, Tackle, Swift, Body Slam, and Last Resort) and Dig, a ground attack. So there is no need to waste your Quick and Charged TMs in an effort to teach Eevee a fairy-type move.

Keep Eevee as your buddy during the evolution and feed it 25 Eevee candies to get Sylveon.

While this method requires more work than the name trick, you can use it as many times as you want.

Sylveon stats and weaknesses

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As a fairy-type Pokemon Sylveon is resistant to Fighting, Bug, Dark, and Dragon Pokemon while being vulnerable to Poison and Steel. Sylveon is one of the best fairy-type Pokemon in Pokemon Go and an easily accessible Dragon-killer early on.

Now that you know how to evolve Eevee to Sylveon, you can have a look at the rest of our Pokemon Go guides!

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